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Greater Sudbury Police Services Board and the Greater Sudbury Police Service

SUDBURY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  August 11, 2022 (LSNews) Is Community Safety and Well-being important to you? Do you have suggestions or feedback that could assist GSPS in improving service-delivery here in Greater Sudbury?

The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board and the Greater Sudbury Police Service are looking for input as part of setting organizational priorities for the 2023 to 2025 Strategic Direction. Through Oraclepoll Research Limited, a third party firm that provides comprehensive Publicopinion polling, market research, program evaluation and consulting services, we are looking for feedback from our Members, community members, organizations and local businesses in order to assist us in setting our Strategic Priorities for the upcoming business cycle.

Al Sizer, Police Services Board Chair said, “This is an important part of our strategic planning process which takes place every three years. We are committed to discovering different and innovative ways to better serve the community, our Members and to ensure that Greater Sudbury is a safe place to live and work”

“As we transition from the current to upcoming Strategic Direction, we will continue to build on our successes while using technology, innovation and leveraging community partnerships to better serve our community”, said Chief Paul Pedersen. “We are committed to ensuring the safety, security and wellness of Greater Sudbury with an emphasis on the effective and efficient deployment of resources.”

The online surveys will be available from August 11 to September 9, 2022. To complete the business survey, please visit To complete the resident survey, please visit Orcalepoll will also be conducting randomized phone surveys. We encourage everyone in Greater Sudbury to participate and let us know how we can best invest in our community and serve the City of Greater Sudbury. As we move forward with the Equity,

Diversity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan, we specifically want to hear comments and concerns of diverse communities and persons with lived experiences

In the near future, we will be hosting a series of community consultations. We are currently reaching out to community groups and businesses. Please watch for dates and times that will be advertised in the near future.

If you or your group are interested in participating in a community consultation session and you have not yet been contacted, please email the Police Services Board at [email protected]

About: The Greater Sudbury Police Services Board is a five-member civilian Board that governs the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Under the Police Services Act, the Board is responsible for providing adequate and effective police services to over 160,000 Greater Sudbury residents. ###

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Murders Thunder Bay vs other Ontario Cities

Thunder Bay maintained its title as the murder capital of Canada in 2018,  For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years

 It has been announced again that Thunder Bay is the Murder Capital of Canada for 2018 in Canada for CMAs with populations between 100,000 to less than 500,000 people

Thunder Bay had the highest rate in that category with 6.38 homicides per 100,000.
Barrie with zero
St. Catharines–Niagara  Region with 0.42


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Path 525 Thunder Bay Drug Injection Site  Lake Superior NewsIn 2018, 44 people died of opioid overdose in Thunder Bay.

It’s made Thunder Bay the highest per capita opioid death rate in Ontario.

The 44 deaths were a 40 per cent increase from 2017, a year in which Thunder Bay also held the highest provincial rate.

Between July 2017 and June 2018, nearly 3,900 naloxone kits were handed out by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and local pharmacies, 



Thunder Bay is that the homicide rate for 2017 is down from 2016 when it stood at 6.62 per 100,000

Greater Sudbury's murder rate is  remains one of the lowest in Canada. murder rate was 0.61 per 100,000 people

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  • Homicide #1  Leo Chiodo  Westfort Ward 108th Avenue Mission Island 
  • Homicide #2  Tanya Andy  McIntrye Ward Behind Landmark Inn
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  • Homicide #4  Robenson St Jean McIntrye Ward Hilldale and Melbourne
  • Homicide #5  Andrew Ayre McKellar Ward,  Victoria Ave East
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